EnAble India es una gran ONG india con sede en Bengaluru. Su herramienta Educate Yourself Easily (EYE) es una plataforma de autoaprendizaje de código abierto que ayuda a las personas con discapacidad visual a aprender habilidades informáticas fundamentales para el trabajo. Los usuarios pueden elegir entre más de 400 ejercicios para desarrollar habilidades, participar en simulaciones de trabajo y poner a prueba sus progresos. De 2015 a 2020, la herramienta tuvo más de 10.000 usuarios, el 90% de los cuales ha informado de que su eficiencia informática ha mejorado significativamente.
Computer skills are critical in the modern job market, and people with visual impairments in India often do not have accessible training tools.
The EYE Tool is a training platform offering exercises on job-relevant skills, such as editing, and data management. Exercises support people with visual impairments to increase the speed and confidence with which they use computers and understand the more visual aspects, such as common document layouts. It can be downloaded to a desktop or accessed via a server, and is compatible with screen readers and magnifiers. The tool has two modes: a ‘Learning’ mode gives instant feedback on errors so the user can make corrections; and a ‘Test’ mode allows users to test their progress. For those working with a trainer, trainers can also access their students’ scores.
The EYE tool is targeted at individual users with visual impairments, trainers of people with visual impairments, as well as parents, employers, and volunteers. It is available in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada, and content can be easily added. About 95 per cent of EnAble India’s trainers have visual impairments and are involved in its design.
95 percent of EnAble India’s trainers have visual impairments
Over 500 trainers have been trained in how to use the EYE Tool with their students
The EYE Tool has users in 15 countries
The EYE Tool is free and is an open source technology. Development is funded by donations from companies and foundations. The long-term strategy is to integrate the tool into existing software packages, for example, from Microsoft or Google, and to develop a licensing model for corporate customers.
Strategically, scaling to date has focused on India, with over 500 trainers trained in using the tool. EnAble India already has users in 15 countries and plans to scale further internationally.
Next steps are upgrading the web tool, developing an Android app, and exploring opportunities for Artificial Intelligence features within the tool.
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